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Newspaper Editor Interview on Last Minute Call from Apparent Suicide Victim

Chuck talks with Editorial Page editor of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Tony Messenger about his last minute call from MO Gov. Candidate Tom Schweich who died this week of apparent suicide.


Meet the Voters on Opposite Sides of the Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

While President Barack Obama's veto on Tuesday of a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline marks yet another chapter in the politics of the controversial energy project, a legal fight continues to stop TransCanada from filing for eminent domain to gain access to the land they need to lay the pipe …


Ben Carson's MTP Interview

Ben Carson

Garry Kasparov: Obama Should Stop Making Deals with Putin

The human rights activist tells Chuck Todd that in the aftermath of Boris Nemtsov's death, the U.S. should give Ukraine weapons to counter Russia.

Chuck Todd

Garry Kasparov: 'Another Crime Committed in Putin's Russia'

The former world chess champion and human rights activist mourns the death of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.


The MTP Panel on the Perception of Congress

U.S. Congress

GOP Leader: The President Has Created This Frustration

Barack Obama

House Majority Leader Endorses Nuclear Option

Nuclear Option

The Politics of Security

The politicizing of national security is happening at a perilous time around the world. Chuck Todd reports.


Dr. Ben Carson: 'Use Every Means Possible' to Fight Terror

One potential Republican presidential candidate took a stance on foreign policy Sunday morning, saying the United State needs to "use every means possible" to eradicate ISIS and other militant groups.

Dr. Ben Carson said that the United States has a choice to make in the fight against terror. "We …

Ben Carson

House Majority Leader: The Senate Should Change Filibuster Rules

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that the Senate should change its rules to allow for easier passage of legislation.

Currently, the Senate's rules allow for a senator to filibuster, or prevent the chamber from acting or voting on a bill or other …


FCC Passes Net Neutrality Rules in Victory for Open-Internet Activists

After more than a year of heated public debate, the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday passed "net neutrality" rules: They allow the agency to prohibit Internet service providers from granting faster access to companies that pay for the privilege.

The new rules treat broadband providers …

Net Neutrality

Loretta Lynch's Nomination for AG Post Moves a Step Forward

A key Senate panel has advanced the nomination of Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's pick to be the next attorney general.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to move her nomination to a full vote in the Senate, where she is expected to be confirmed. If confirmed, she would be the first …

Barack Obama

Live Updates: All the Latest News From the CPAC Conference

The NBC News politics team will be following all the highlights from CPAC, the annual conservative political conference held in the Washington D.C. area.

9:15am ET: Today's First Read outlines six stories to watch at the annual GOP confab. Click here to read the whole post, but here's the basics:

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Six Stories to Watch at CPAC

Another year, another CPAC -- the annual conservative political conference/carnival held in the Washington, DC area. And while you should always take what happens at CPAC with a grain of salt (see the past winners of the straw poll below), the three-day conference that kicks off in earnest today …


Mike Lee: We Must Withhold Funding Over Obama Immigration Order

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, speaks Thursday at CPAC, telling the audience that Congress must withhold funding in response to President Obama's executive order on immigration.

Mike Lee

Ben Carson Pokes 'Left' at CPAC

Ben Carson

New format adds twist to CPAC expectations for GOP hopefuls

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a prospective presidential candidate, has emerged as one of the frontrunners in the race for the Republican nomination, …


Senate Votes to Advance DHS Bill, But Its Fate in the House Is Still Unclear

The Senate on Wednesday moved forward with a measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security even as the bill's future in the House of Representatives remains uncertain.

Senate Democrats, who had previously filibustered the budget legislation because it included add-ons to curtail the …

U.S. Congress

GOP Leaders Appear Out of Sync Over Homeland Security Funding

WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner pledged to work together to run the new Republican-controlled Congress in harmony, but evidence is mounting that they aren’t in sync on the most controversial problem they have encountered so far.

The latest sign came …


Talk Toughens as U.S.-Israel Relations Fray

WASHINGTON — When President Obama’s national security adviser sat down with her Israeli counterpart at the White House last week, she upbraided him over leaks in Jerusalem that the Americans interpreted as an attempt to undermine nuclear negotiations with Iran.

The meeting, shielded from the public …

U.S. Congress

Way out in right field

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS are so busy this week flirting with a partial government shutdown — their target is the Department of Homeland Security and …

Immigration Policy

Benjamin Netanyahu’s blinkered view of American politics

When I first wrote about Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress opposing a nuclear deal with Iran, I was mostly focusing on the …

Benjamin Netanyahu

A trade deal’s corporate giveaway

Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, represents Massachusetts in the Senate.The United States is in the final stages of negotiating the Trans-Pacific …


Chicago sends a message

CHICAGO The mayor is proud to tout his work expanding access to pre-kindergarten programs, raising the minimum wage and making two years of community …

Rahm Emanuel

‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi

LONDON — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and …

Islamic State (ISIS)

When Obama’s Diplomacy Takes a Divot

One of President Obama’s golfing buddies has embarrassed him badly, and not because of a few bogeys. That golfing partner is Najib Razak, the prime minister of Malaysia, who joined President Obama for a round in Honolulu over Christmas. Mr. Najib’s government recently jailed the popular Malaysian …

Human Rights

Captain America Won’t Save Us

You have to feel sorry for the Democrats. In a world warming to presidential politics, what do they talk to each other about? Nearly two years from the election, they’ve already got their launch vehicle in place, former everything Hillary Clinton. Fire and forget.

The one-time First Lady, U.S. …

United States

Obama vs. Savers - WSJ

Weeks after abandoning his proposed tax increase on college savings, President Obama is back with a plan to raise the cost of investing. On Monday the White House dusted off its proposal to limit retirement options that was hooted down in 2011 by a bipartisan coalition in Congress.

The White House …

White House